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Rhubarb and stem ginger scones

The deliciously delicate flavour of these rhubarb and stem ginger scones will get your taste buds tingling. Served slightly warm from the oven with lashings of butter or plant-based margarine – they're the perfect treat with your favourite cuppa.

  • 15 minutes prep. time
  • 20 minutes cooking time
  • Serves 10
  • Cakes, bakes & desserts, Vegetarian
Rhubarb and ginger scones on a baking tray lined with paper, with a bunch of rhubarb alongside
Try a tangy twist on classic scones | © National Trust Images/Emily Roe


  • 750g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 185g caster sugar
  • 185g butter or plant-based margarine, cubed
  • 200g rhubarb, peeled and diced
  • 1 piece stem ginger in syrup, cut into small pieces
  • 300ml milk or oat drink


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C/gas mark 5). Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper.

Step 2

Sift the flour, baking powder and sugar into a mixing bowl. Rub in the butter or plant-based margarine until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.

Step 3

Add the rhubarb and ginger, then about two-thirds of the milk or oat drink and combine until you have a soft, slightly wet dough, adding a little more milk or oat drink if needed. Be careful not to overmix.

Step 4

Turn out the mixture onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to about 3–4cm thick. Stamp out 10 pieces using an 8cm round cutter and place on the baking sheet.

Step 5

Brush the top of the scones lightly with milk or oat drink.

Step 6

Put the scones into the oven and reduce the temperature to 180°C (160°C/gas mark 4). Bake for 20 minutes until risen and golden.

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